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See also: salará and salarà



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salara (uncountable)

  1. (Guyana) A type of coconut jelly roll.
    • 2003, Rudy A. S. Gafur, Stories from Guyana: a collection of jumbee tales:
      Shop that sells a variety of cakes―sweet buns, tennis rolls, heavy bread, salara, butter flap, etc. as well as, cheese, sweets and aerated (soft) drinks
    • 2009, Hanif Gulmahamad, Stories & Poems by a Guyanese Village Boy, page 57:
      It turned out that Margaret had spent some hard-earned cash to to the extent of about one shilling to purchase two pounds of flour. The flour was going to be used by Master Bird to make Salara, most of which would be sold in the village by Toomkin, for a jill each.
    • 2013 February 23, Cyntia Nelson, “Bottoms, corners, edges and ends”, in Stabroek News[1]:
      The edges and ends of things like macaroni pie, salara, bread pudding, fried (sautéed) potatoes stuck at the bottom of the fry pan or karahi... they all provide pleasurable bottoms, corners, edges and ends.
    • 2016, Ramin Ganeshram, Cooking with Coconut: 133 Recipes for Healthy Eating:
      Salara is a coconut "jelly roll" that is found in every Guyanese bakery or take-out restaurant. The coconut center is most often dyed red using food coloring, which I do not do, but you certainly may.





  1. First-person singular (yo) imperfect subjunctive form of salar.
  2. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) imperfect subjunctive form of salar.